I've been re-listening to a lot of Wire this past week and by god they wrote some amazing stuff.
Well I knew that already but the Wire's first three albums are better then any other bands first three albums. Yes the other stuff is dodgy in parts but who cares really as whenever someone refers to Wire it's referring to the first three albums.
My personal favourite is 154, it contains that absolute gem of a song Map Ref. 41°N 93°W which I think is about as close to a perfect pop song as you can get.